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Time Zone: Prince George's County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Upper Marlboro is the Seat for Prince George's County.

Prince George's County was founded in 1696. Prince George's was created by taking area from Calvert and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Prince George's had a population of 834,560 people. This is an increase of 4.12% since the last Census (which gave a population of 801,515 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Prince George's represented 15.13% of the total population of Maryland, making it the state's 2nd most populous county (out of 24 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010863,420+7.72%+3.46% since 2009
2009834,560+4.12%+0.49% since 2008
2008830,514+3.62%-0.26% since 2007
2007832,699+3.89% 
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2000801,515The Last Census

More information can be found on the Prince George's County Census Page for Prince George's County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Prince George's County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Prince George's County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Bowie   53,41750,2696.26% increase  
College Park   27,28624,65710.66% increase  
Laurel   22,67219,96013.59% increase  
Greenbelt   21,43921,456  
Hyattsville   15,60414,7335.91% increase  

Websites for Prince George's County

Official Website:   www.co.pg.md.us/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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